Longest run ever! :)
Monday, January 18, 2010
Last night I ran 6 miles, which is the longest I have ever run in my life...even when I was a kid!! I ran at an overall pace of 12:10 min/mile including 5 one minute walking breaks. I am so proud of myself!!! I am training for a half-marathon in May and have been working hard at following the training program.
When I started running, I realized that cardio-wise I was doing great, my legs just had to catch up with me. I began running December 10th and my legs are doing great! I have been very careful not to overtrain, which is a tendency of mine. I have been following the 'rules' which is not adding on more than 10% of distance each week and I feel great!
I really wasn't sure I would be able to do this when I started. A friend of mine asked me to train with her and I said sure! I figured I needed a new goal and challenge since weightloss has been a slow process for me and it helps me to focus on other goals. Now, unfortunately I have surpassed my training partner so we cannot run together as much. But we are still doing recovery runs together.
Running makes me feel strong and fierce and I love it now
Thanks to Sparkpeople for helping me achieve more confidence in myself that I can do anything I set my mind to and for helping me find a healthier me!!